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The African Desperate by Martine Syms official trailer
The African Desperate by Martine Syms

Mubi debuted the official trailer for The African Desperate, artist Martine Syms biting art-world satire and debut feature opening in theaters in New York on September 16, with a national rollout to follow.

“Yo, Palace!” The African Desperate tracks one very long day for Palace Bryant (an expertly deadpan Diamond Stingily), a newly minted MFA grad whose final day of art school becomes a real trip.

Palace is not going to the fucking graduation party! She hates the woods. If this were a reality show, she would be the person who was not here to make friends. Palace needs to get home, back to Chicago from upstate New York. But that means surviving a hazy, hilarious, and hallucinatory night-long odyssey, stumbling from academic critiques to backseat hookups.

The electrifying feature debut from renowned artist Martine Syms, The African Desperate brings her razor-sharp satire and vivid aesthetic invention to a riotous coming-of-age comedy.

Watch the official trailer for The African Desperate.

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